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  March 23, 2023

Kootenay Regional Labour Market Studies

Compared to many areas of the province, the Kootenay region will have a higher percentage of jobs opening up due to retirements, and the region is also affected by seasonality and retention challenges, particularly in resort communities. By 2028, it is anticipated that the region will have 2,500 job openings. The food & beverage, accommodation, and recreation & entertainment sectors will be the hardest hit

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A VIEW INTO KOOTENAY’S LABOUR MARKET:

AT A GLANCE:

Which occupations will be the most in demand and face the most shortages? Check out the top occupations below or view WorkBC’s full regional profile to learn more.

Top Occupations in Demand

Type Occupations New Job Openings 2018-2028
Management and Supervisory Restaurant and Food Service Managers 230
Chefs 40
Accommodation Service Managers 170
Skilled Occupations Cooks 220
Program Leaders/Instructors in Recreation and Sport 60
Front Line / Entry Level Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers 240
Food and Beverage Servers 170
Light Duty Cleaners 130
Hotel Front Desk Clerks 56

 

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